Mapping a Domain to a Droplet

March 1, 2018 104 views

Hi All,

I've recently started learning about servers etc and looking to host my own code/websites etc.

I've bought a domain and I have changed the Name Servers to Digital Ocean.

When I do the WhoIs lookup for my domain it does state the name servers as

Name Servers:

I've then gone ahead and created a droplet with a CentOS image.

I'd like to know how I then go about mapping my domain name to the droplet i've created?

What else do I need to do? I've not got a site or anything running on the droplet yet. but I'd like to know how to either go about getting this done or what do I need to?

I'm looking to learn Node.js along with learning about servers etc. So I'll be looking to host a Node.js Express site on the server to start.

Thanks for you time.

1 Answer

Once you've pointed your domain to our nameservers you will need to set up your domain's records in the control panel. This guide will walk you through the process.

This article explains how to manage your DNS records using the DigitalOcean Control Panel and can help you decide if DigitalOcean's DNS management tools are right for your situation.
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